As temperatures drop, we look to our trusty furnaces to keep us warm. When our heating system fails to do the job, it can be incredibly frustrating. That is why it’s helpful to be aware of these three common furnace issues to help diagnose any problems. Continue reading to learn more from the team at Allied Services, Inc.
1. Clogged Filters
Your furnace filter prevents airborne debris, allergies, pollutants, and other hitchhikers from entering your ducts. The majority of homeowners are aware of furnace filters, but many are unaware of how frequently they need to be changed. Depending on the filter, you should generally change them every month or two. For a more precise timeline, refer to the packaging of your filter. Your furnace may not be heating the air as effectively as it should be, which is a telltale indicator that you need to replace your filter. A new filter may also be necessary if your furnace seems to be working harder than usual. A clogged filter will prevent the furnace from pulling adequate air through the system.
2. Dirty Ductwork
Despite how straightforward this repair may seem, everyone needs to be aware of it. Your heating ducts may occasionally become clogged with dust and other material. You will only get so much heated air as a result. Your home may need an air duct cleaning if you’ve discovered that your furnace isn’t heating your home as effectively as it once did. By putting your palm in front of your vents and feeling how much air is coming out, you can determine the airflow. Get on a regular HVAC maintenance service plan with a dependable HVAC professional to avoid future issues.
3. Faulty Thermostat
Sometimes the issue with your furnace has nothing to do with the furnace itself, but rather the thermostat. The thermostat instructs the furnace when to begin a heating cycle, and a broken thermostat could read the temperature incorrectly. Because of this, your furnace either produces heat that you don’t need or ceases to create heat when the room is cold. The signals that your thermostat transmits to the furnace can possibly be defective. This is especially true if a non-professional attempts to install a smart thermostat. Your thermostat can be examined by an HVAC specialist who can identify whether the hardware or software is the problem.
Allied Services, Inc. provides HVAC services to the communities of Dayton, Oakwood, Beavercreek, Tipp City, and beyond. No matter the time of year, we can handle all of your heating and cooling needs. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an appointment.